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1--Beginning Your New Life With Christ

Every Christian can have the assurance that a right relationship exists between himself an !o " Without this confi ence it is impossible for one to experience true happiness an complete fulfillment in life" #he moment that you$ as an act of faith$ receive %esus Christ into your life to be your Lor an &avior$ 'e comes in" #his is what 'e (romises in )evelation *+,.Behol $ / stan at the oor an 0noc01 if anyone hears my voice an opens the oor$ / will come in to him""". 'ave you receive Christ into your life in this way2 333333333333333333 /f so$ where is %esus right now in relation to you2 3333333333333333333 4n the basis of )evelation *+,-$ how o you 0now that Christ is in your life2 333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 Now that you have receive %esus Christ into your life$ you have establishe a personal relationship with 'im" You have now become a Christian" You o not become a Christian by living a goo life or by being born into a Christian family" #he Wor .Christian. means .Christ in one. -- Christ living in you" #he Bible tells us that many things happen when Christ comes to live in you" 5 NEW )EL5#/4N&'/( 1" What oes the resurrection prove to us about %esus Christ2 6)omans 1+78 333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 ," Who is %esus Christ2 6/ %ohn 9+,-8 333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 *" What woul be the result for us if Christ ha not risen from the ea 2 6/ Corinthians 19+1*-1:82 333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 7" a" What i you become when you receive Christ2 6%ohn 1+1,8 333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 b" &ince other Christians are also !o ;s chil ren$ what is your relationship to them2 333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 &alvation is !o ;s favor freely given to man when he puts his faith in %esus Christ as &avior resulting in the forgiveness of sin" 9" a" /s salvation the rewar of a man;s goo wor0s2 6Ephesians ,+<8 3333333333333333333333 b" 'ow is salvation obtaine 2 333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 =" 'ave you receive forgiveness for your sins2 6Colossians 1+1*$178 3333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 :" a" Will Christ ever leave you2 6'ebrews 1*+98 33333333333333333333333333333333 b" &ince Christ has promise never to leave you$ how many times o you have to invite 'im to come life2 333333333333333333333333333333333 into your

B8 333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 C4NCLA&/4N 1" 4n the basis of this stu y$ what are some of the things that you 0now are true of your life right now2 333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 . .%ohn * B/BLE @E)&E& C4N#5/NE? /N #'/& LE&&4N 1" )omans 1+7 . .We 0now also that the &on of !o has come$ an has given us un erstan ing$ so that we may 0now 'im who is true" 5n we are in 'im who is true--even in 'is &on %esus Christ" 'e is the true !o an eternal life"." / %ohn 9+./f there is no resurrection of the ea $ then not even Christ has been raise " 5n if Christ has not been raise $ our preaching is useless an so is your faith" Dore than that$ we are then foun to be false witnesses about !o $ for we have testifie about !o that 'e raise Christ from the ea " But 'e i not raise 'im if in fact the ea are not raise " >or if the ea are not raise $ then Christ has not been raise either" 5n if Christ has not been raise $ your faith is futile1 you are still in your sins". *" / Corinthians 19+1*-1: .. 7" %ohn 1+1.5n who through the &pirit of holiness was eclare with power to be the &on of !o by 'is resurrection from the ea + %esus Christ our Lor ". ..:-." What can separate you from Christ2 6)omans <+*<-*B8 333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 *" Who can ta0e you away from Christ2 6%ohn 1-+." Woul you li0e to than0 !o right now for what 'e has one for you2 #han0ing !o emonstrates faithC &A!!E&#E? )E5?/N! -.Yet to all who receive 'im$ to those who believe in 'is name$ 'e gave the right to become chil ren of !o "." Where is eternal life foun 2 6/ %ohn 9+118 333333333333333333333333333333333333 *" /f a person has Christ in his life$ what 0in of life oes he have2 6/ %ohn 9+1*8 33333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 7" a" Can a person 0now that he has eternal life right now2 6/ %ohn 9+1*8 333333333333333333 b" ?o you 0now that you have eternal life2 3333333333 c" 'ow o you 0now2 333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 5 NEW 5?@EN#A)E 1" Now that you have Christ in your life$ what have you become2 6// Corinthians 9+1:8 333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 .5 NEW L/>E 1" )ea / %ohn 9+11-1* .

B . <" / %ohn 9+11-1* .+<$B . =" Colossians 1+1*$17 ..>or 'e has rescue us from the ominion of ar0ness an brought us into the 0ing om of the &on 'e loves$ in whom we have re emption$ the forgiveness of sins". 11" %ohn 1-+.Dy sheep listen to my voice1 / 0now them$ an they follow me" / give them eternal life$ an they shall never perish1 no one can snatch them out of my han " Dy father$ who has given them to me$ is greater than all1 no one can snatch them out of Dy >ather.>or / am convince that neither eath nor life$ neither angels nor emons$ neither the present nor the future$ nor any powers$ neither height nor epth$ nor anything else in all creation$ will be able to separate us from the love of !o that is in Christ %esus our Lor ".Never will / leave you1 never will / forsa0e you".9" Ephesians . B" // Corinthians 9+1: .:-. :" 'ebrews 1*+9 .5n this is the testimony+ !o has given us eternal life$ an this life is in 'is &on" 'e who has the &on has the life1 he who oes not have the &on of !o oes not have life" / write these things to you who believe in the name of the &on of !o so that you may 0now that you have eternal life".>or it is by grace you have been save $ through faith--an this is not from yourselves$ it is the gift of !o --not by wor0s$ so that no one can boast". 1-" )omans <+*<$*B .s han " / an the >ather are one". .Eeep your lives free from the love of money an be content with what you have$ because !o has sai $ .#herefore$ if anyone is in Christ$ he is a new creation1 the ol has gone$ the new has comeC.

s suppose the son eci es to leave his home an oes many things to isgrace his father" /s he still his father.What happens when / sin an o things that are ispleasing to !o 2.+17-*+*" .8" You receive 'is life so now you bear 'is name . /n other wor s$ ./s my relationship bro0en2.s life in him" 'e then bears his fathers name" Let..--Beginning Your New Life in >ellowship With Christ Every Christian can experience fellowship with !o moment by moment as he learns to confess sin in his life" #o live in fellowship with %esus Christ is to experience a full an abun ant life" When you receive %esus Christ$ you establishe a personal relationship with 'im" You became a chil of !o 6%ohn 1+1.Christian". #he answer to this Fuestion can best be un erstoo if we istinguish between our relationship to !o an our fellowship with !o " )EL5#/4N&'/( We can illustrate the ifference between our relationship to !o an our fellowship with !o by the father-son relationship in a human family" When a boy is born into a family$ he is the son of his father because he has his father.s son2 #he relationship of the father an son is permanent" #his relationship exists regar less of the behavior of the son" >ELL4W&'/( 'owever$ what woul happen to their fellowship2 Because of the action of the son$ their fellowship has been bro0en" What must the son o to restore their fellowship2 #he son must go to this father$ a mitting his wrongs an as0ing for forgiveness" Let us relate this illustration to our relationship with !o " 4ur relationship with !o $ our >ather$ is permanent" We are 'is chil ren" #he relationship never changes" But when we sin an o things that are ispleasing to !o $ our fellowship is bro0en" &o$ in or er for our fellowship with !o to be restore $ we must tell 'im that we have been wrong an accept 'is forgiveness" We can illustrate the ifference between our relationship an fellowship with !o using three circles" Write the answers in the blan0s below" >irst$ rea / Corinthians . 5 common Fuestion that many Christians as0 is$ .?oes %esus leave my life2. .

irecte life8 S 6Christ. have fellowship with !o 2 333333 .+19 33333333333333333333333333333333333333 *" 'ow is the self.irecte life8 3333 )elationship 3333 >ellowship Now$ let us examine each circle to see which one has both a relationship an fellowship with !o " Write the answers on the correspon ing blan0s" While the natural man is not a Christian$ Christ is in the lives of both the spiritual an carnal man$ they are Christians" 7" ?oes the natural man in circle G1 have a relationship with !o 2 333333 9" ?oes the natural man in circle G1 have fellowship with !o 2 3333333 =" ?oes the spiritual man in circle G." 'ow is the Christ.irecte man escribe in .irecte man escribe in *+12 3333333333333333333333333333333333333333 S 333 )elationship 3333 >ellowship S 3333 )elationship 3333 >ellowship 6non-Christian8 6&elf.1" 'ow is the non-Christian escribe in 1 Corinthians . have a relationship with !o 2 333333 :" ?oes the spiritual man in circle G.+172 33333333333333333333333333333 .

>or who has 0nown the min of the Lor that he may instruct 'im2. 7" / %ohn 1+B . . *" / Corinthians *+1-* . .#he man without the &pirit oes not accept the things that are from the &pirit of !o $ for they are foolishness to him$ an he cannot un erstan them$ because they are spiritually iscerne ".irecte life because of sin" <" ?oes the carnal man in circle G* have a relationship with !o 2 333333 B" ?oes the carnal man in circle G* have fellowship with !o 2 333333 #he carnal man in circle G* can restore his fellowship with !o by confessing his sins" Confession involves three things+ agreeing$ than0ing$ an repenting" When we confess$ we 5!)EE with !o that we have sinne " We also #'5NE !o that this sin has been pai for by %esus Christ.s eath on the cross" Confession also involves )E(EN#5NCE" )epentance is a change in attitu e which will result in a change of action" #he Christian nee s to un erstan that when he oes sin an ta0es over the irection of his life once again$ he shoul imme iately confess his sin an !o will restore him to fellowship" )ea 1 %ohn 1+B 1-" 5ccor ing to this verse$ what are we to o with our sins2 3333333333333333333333 11" What i !o promise to o when we confess our sins2 333333333333333333333333333 &A!!E&#E? )E5?/N! )ea / %ohn 1 B/BLE @E)&E& C4N#5/NE? /N #'/& LE&&4N 1" / Corinthians .+17 .#he spiritual man ma0es Hu gments about all things$ but he himself is not subHect to any man.s Hu gement+ .+19$1= .Brothers$ / coul not a ress you as spiritual but as worl ly-mere infants in Christ" / gave you mil0$ not soli foo $ for you were not yet rea y for it" /n ee $ you are still not rea y" You are still worl ly" >or since there is Healousy an Fuarreling among you$ are you not worl ly2 5re you not acting li0e mere men2. But we have the min of Christ"./f we confess our sins$ 'e is faithful an Hust an will forgive us our sins an purify us from all unrighteousness"." / Corinthians .#he carnal man is a Christian who is living a self.

t it2 #he obvious Fuestion is . #he following lesson will help to explain" #urn to the boo0let entitle . place" 'ow woul you feel2 Confuse 2 >rightene 2 'elpless2 #hey probably i $ too" But then imagine hearing %esus tell you that as a result of 'is going to be with !o the >ather$ another frien woul come -.through each of us" 4nce %esus has entere into a life that person has the potential to let 'im live out 'is life in an through him" #his is available to anyoneC /t soun s goo $ oesn. )ea it through before procee ing with the rest of this lesson" .be with them forever".'ow can / experience the resurrecte Christ living 'is life through me2.s promise still hol s true" 'e offers hope to those who are to live as 'e live " 5nyone who has sincerely attempte to reach that goal 0nows that$ worthy as it is$ it is a hopeless i eal" 4nly %esus Christ can act li0e %esus Christ" 5n that$ of course$ is the uniFueness of Christianity" /nstea of frustrating us with the inevitable failure of attempting to live up to impossibly high stan ar s$ the only person who ever perfectly fulfille all those stan ar s offers to o it again -.'ave You Da e the Won erful ?iscovery of the &pirit.one who woul be with you$ one who woul be in you" #he frien who was to come is the 'oly &pirit" 5n amaIing thing that %esus tol 'is followers was that the 'oly &pirit woul resi e in them" Even better$ 'e woul .fille Life2. /magine the encouragement this offere to those in ivi uals" !o woul ma0e 'is home within the lives of those people who woul love an receive 'im" /n this way$ the isciples woul not be left with the impossible tas0s of trying to imitate the character of Christ an attempting to continue 'is mission" /nstea $ through the 'oly &pirit$ the very life of Christ with all 'is character$ authority an strength coul be live through their in ivi ual lives an personalities" #wenty centuries later$ Christ.*--Beginning Your New Life in the 'oly &pirit Every ay can be an exciting a venture for the Christian who 0nows the reality of being fille with the 'oly &pirit an who lives constantly$ moment by moment$ un er 'is gracious control" >or three years the isciples ha wal0e an tal0e with %esus" #hey 0new 'im$ truste 'im an love 'im" 4n one particular night$ however$ %esus tol 'is isciples some very upsetting news+ He would soon die" (ut yourself in the isciples.

" Who is the spiritual Christian relying on2 6page 98 3333333333333333333333333333 5 spiritual Christian becomes carnal when he refuses to confess sin in his life" *" What are the two aspects of spiritual breathing2 6page 198 a" 33333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 b" 33333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 7" What three things are involve in exhaling 6confession of sin82 6page 198 a" 33333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 b" 33333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 c" 33333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 9" What oes inhaling mean2 6(age 198 33333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 =" We can 0now that we are fille with the 'oly &pirit by faith base on 'is &A!!E&#E? )E5?/N! #he !ospel of %ohn an " .1" Who is the carnal Christian relying on2 6page :8 3333333333333333333333333333333 .

s family an you receive everything you nee to live the abun ant Christian life" &piritual growth results from trusting %esus Christ" ." 'ow will rea ing the Bible help us2 6// #imothy *+1=-1:8 *" 'ow oes faith grow2 6)omans 1-+1:8 7" When shoul we rea the Bible2 65cts 1:+118 5s we rea !o .#he righteous man shall live by faith." )ea (hilippians 7+=-: ()5YE) a" What are we tol to o2 b" What shoul we pray about2 D5N c" 5s we pray about everything$ what oes !o promise we will experience2 3333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 We tal0 to !o through prayer as illustrate in the iagram1 'e tal0s to us through the Bible" B/BLE &#A?Y (hysical foo is necessary for physical life" Without foo $ one becomes wea0 an eventually ill" #his is true spiritually as well" #he Bible is our spiritual foo " !4? Bible &tu y D5N 1" 'ow oes !o spea0 to man2 (rayer ." Bible &tu y *" 4be ience ()5YE) (rayer is the inspiring experience of tal0ing an sharing with !o " >ailures in the Christian life can most often be trace to prayerlessness" !4? 1" 'ow oes man spea0 to !o 2 .7--Beginning Your New Life of !rowth in Christ )eceiving %esus Christ as personal Lor an &avior is the most important ecision of life" #he act of receiving %esus Christ by faith starts a whole new life" %ust as physical life reFuires air$ foo $ rest$ an exercise$ so spiritual life has its reFuirements for growth an evelopment" #he moment you receive Christ$ you were born into !o .s Wor $ the Bible$ !o tal0s to us as illustrate in the iagram" . 6!alatians *+118" 5 life of faith will enable you to trust !o increasingly with every etail of your life" #he nourishment for &piritual well-being is provi e in the following (rinciples of !rowth+ 1" (rayer .

.5s we pray$ we tal0 to !o " We nee to constantly practice both" /t is necessary to rea !o .+1*8 33333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 &A!!E&#E? )E5?/N! !ospel of %ohn ." 'ow can we prove that we love %esus2 6%ohn 17+.18 C4NCLA&/4N 1" /n light of our stu y an iscussion$ what three things o you thin0 !o wants you to o aily2 (rayer aily for aily strength" a" 33333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 b" 33333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 c" 33333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 .s comman ments2 6%ohn 19+1-8 33333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 7" Where o we get the power to obey the will of !o 2 6(hilippians . a" 5ccor ing to this verse$ is it enough to rea the Bible2 b" 5fter we have rea the Bible$ what are we suppose to o2 .s Wor 4BE?/ENCE #he 0ey to continual growth in the Christian life is obe ience to the will of !o " #o 0now the importance of prayer an Bible &tu y is of little value unless they are applie to our lives" !4? Bible &tu y D5N ?aily )ea ing for ?aily &trength 1" )ea %ames 1+." )ealiIing that prayer an Bible stu y are essential for my spiritual growth$ / am going to set asi e from 6time8 to 6time8 each ay to pray an stu y the Bible" *" What will be the result of 0eeping Christ.

s comman s an remain in 'is love". *" )omans 1-+1: . 7" 5cts 1:+11 . . <" (hilippians . :" %ohn 19+1.B/BLE @E)&E& C4N#5/NE? /N #'/& LE&&4N 1" (hilippians 7+=$: . .>or it is !o who wor0s in you to will an to act accor ing to 'is goo purpose"." // #imothy *+1=$1: ..ConseFuently$ faith comes from hearing the message$ an the message is hear through the Wor of Christ". .?o not merely listen to the Wor $ an so eceive yourselves" ?o what it says". =" %ohn 17+. 9" %ames 1+.?o not be anxious about anything$ but in everything$ by prayer an petition$ with than0sgiving$ present your reFuests to !o " 5n the peace of !o $ which transcen s all un erstan ing$ will guar your hearts an your min s in Christ %esus".Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the #hessalonians$ for they receive the message with great eagerness an examine the &criptures every ay to see if what (aul sai was true".+1* .5ll &cripture is !o -breathe an is useful for teaching$ rebu0ing$ correcting an training in righteousness$ so that the man of !o may be thoroughly eFuippe for every goo wor0"./f you obey my comman s$ you will remain in my love$ Hust as / have obeye Dy >ather..Whoever has my comman s an obeys them$ he is the one who loves me" 'e who loves me will be love by my >ather$ an / too will love him an show myself to him".1 .

. 5s0+ .s inspire Wor to man" /n this boo0$ !o has something to say to you" #herefore$ rea with the attitu e$ . //" /N#E)()E#5#/4N #he secon step involves the Fuestion$ .Lor $ this is Your personal letter of love an instruction to me" 'elp me to un erstan an obey Your counsel an comman s".s Wor #he Bible is !o .What oes it say about !o an man2.s communication to us" /t has been given to us by !o who esires our fellowship an worship" #his lesson will help to explain how to un erstan an enHoy the Bible" LE5)N/N! #4 L/&#EN #4 !4? #he Bible is the most important boo0 one coul rea " Dany people o not 0now how to listen to what !o is saying to them in 'is Wor " 5 meaningful relationship with the Lor is epen ent on hearing an un erstan ing what 'e is sharing with us" >ollowing are some hints to help you begin your stu y of !o . ()E(5)5#/4N /n a ition to the Bible$ you will nee a pen or pencil$ paper an a Fuiet place to stu y" (ray an as0 the 'oly &pirit to gui e you in your stu y" Your stu y will normally involve three steps+ 4bservation$ /nterpretation an 5pplication" /" 4B&E)@5#/4N /n this step you observe in or er to fin out what the passage says" You may nee to rea the passage several times or you may wish to write out the passage concentrating on .What oes the passage say2.What oes this passage mean2.9--Beginning Your New Life in !o .s Wor " An erstan that rea ing the Bible is not li0e rea ing any other boo0" #he Bible is !o .s inspire Wor to man" 'e has something to say to you" Duch of the a venture of the Christian life comes from iscovering through the Bible more of what !o is li0e an what 'is plans are for you" #hroughout history !o has esire to communicate with the people of 'is creation" Before %esus came$ !o spo0e to an through the committe people of the 4l #estament who recor e 'is Wor " !o then sent 'is Wor to earth personally$ in the person of %esus Christ 6%ohn 1+178" While %esus was on earth$ as well as after 'is eath an resurrection$ !o again irecte committe men to recor the wor s an ministry of the &on of !o " #he result of their faithfulness an availability is the New #estament" #he Bible is the entire recor of !o .

casting. You may as0 the following Fuestions+ -/s there a comman to obey2 -/s there a promise to claim2 -/s there sin to confess2 -/s there an attitu e to change2 -/s there an example to follow2 (5&&5!E #he whole verse is written out in this column" EJ5D(LE 'ere is an example of how to follow the three steps using / (eter 9+: (5&&5!E / (eter 9+: .'ow oes this passage apply to my life2.Casting all your cares upon 'im because 'e cares for you". mean2 What are these ." Asing the three steps an following the example$ let !o spea0 to you" #his chart is an example for you to follow" (5&&5!E 4B&E)@5#/4N /N#E)()E#5#/4N 5((L/C5#/4N 4B&E)@5#/4N What oes.cares2.///" 5((L/C5#/4N /n this step you as0 the Fuestion$ . #o whom shall we cast these cares2 Why2 /N#E)()E#5#/4N Casting means give away" Cares can be problems$ concerns$ worries" 'im refers to !o " Because 'e cares" 5((L/C5#/4N / shoul not worry about any problem" / can pray an trust 'im to help me for 'e cares for me" 4B&E)@5#/4N Write out what the passage says" /N#E)()E#5#/4N #he meaning of the passage is written in this column" 5((L/C5#/4N (ersonal application is written in this right column" 5pply the three steps as you stu y the Bible aily" Consi er buying a noteboo0 to recor your stu y of the Bible" . EJE)C/&E )ea %ohn 19+1--1.

" 5ccor ing to (salms B9+:$ why shoul we worship !o 2 33333333333333333333333333333 *" 5ccor ing to (salms 1*9+*$ why shoul we praise !o 2 333333333333333333333333333333 !o is worthy of our worship an praise" 5s 'is chil ren$ we shoul praise 'im for 'is love$ mercy$ patience$ holiness an power" 7" )ea / Chronicles .$ tell !o your thoughts about 'im" /f you are stu ying this lesson with a frien $ pray together" #a0e turns tal0ing alou to !o " #'5NE !4? /N E@E)Y#'/N! 1" )ea (salm 1-=+1" 5ccor ing to this verse$ what shoul we o2 3333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 .s presence an 0now 'is will through prayer is apparent throughout 'is earthly life" #he life of Christ was a living conversation with !o the >ather1 prayer was the bac0bone of Christ.<" 5ccor ing to this verse$ why can we than0 !o for everything2 3333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 #han0 !o in Everything #hrough (rayer 1" #a0e a few minutes an in the space below list various things that !o has one in your life for which you wish to than0 'im" 33333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 .B+11$ 1.B+11$ 1." What oes this passage tell us about !o ." )ea / #hessalonians 9+1<" 5ccor ing to this verse$ for what shoul we than0 !o 2 3333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 *" )ea )omans <+.s life an ministry" #o become li0e Christ$ we nee to learn to pray" (rayer shoul inclu e the following elements+ Worship an (raise$ #han0sgiving$ Confession$ an &pecific )eFuests" W4)&'/( 5N? ()5/&E !4? 1" /n (salms B9+= we are tol to 333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 .s character2 3333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 Worship an (raise !o #hrough (rayer #a0e a few minutes to worship an praise !o now" #ell 'im how much you appreciate 'im an why" Consi ering the character of !o escribe in / Chronicles .=--Beginning Your New Life in (rayer (rayer is tal0ing with !o " Every Christian has the privilege of communicating irectly with !o " /f we esire a vital an fulfilling Christian life$ we nee to learn to tal0 with !o " #hrough prayer$ we can appropriate all of !o .s resources for us in %esus Christ" 5ny fulfilling relationship involves two-way communication" 5 loo0 at the biographies of people recor e in the Bible clearly shows the importance of communication between !o an 'is people" 5s long as these in ivi uals listene to !o $ obeye 'im an praye $ their spiritual lives were ra iant" When these same people$ however$ faile to hear an obey !o an tal0 with 'im through prayer$ spiritual problems crow e in" #he same thing can happen to us to ay" !o communicates with us through 'is Wor $ the Bible" /f we esire a rich an fulfilling Christian life$ we also nee to learn to tal0 with !o " #o pray is simply to converse or tal0 with 'im" (rayer was an important emphasis in the life of %esus Christ" 'is esire to see0 'is >ather.

" Now list any unpleasant experiences an ifficult areas in your life for which you have not than0e !o " 33333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 33333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 Now than0 !o for these things" C4N>E&& Y4A) &/N& 1" 5ccor ing to (salms ==+1<$ what happens when we pray an when there is unconfesse sin in our lives2 3333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 .Boo0 of (salms .33333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 ." 5ccor ing to Datthew :+:$ what oes %esus say will happen when we tell !o our nee s2 3333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 *" 5ccor ing to / #imothy .+1$ for whom shoul we pray2 3333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 &pecific )eFuests #hrough (rayer #a0e a few minutes an list your specific nee s an reFuests" When your reFuests to !o are specific$ you will 0now when 'e has answere them" #han0 !o when 'e oes" )eFuests 333333333333333333333333333333 333333333333333333333333333333 333333333333333333333333333333 333333333333333333333333333333 5nswers 333333333333333333333333333333 333333333333333333333333333333 333333333333333333333333333333 333333333333333333333333333333 ()5Y )E!AL5)LY (rayer can become enHoyable when you write your reFuests every ay in your evotional noteboo0" #his provi es a permanent recor of your reFuests" /t is also exciting to review your reFuests perio ically an see the many ways !o has answere an actively involve 'imself in your life" &A!!E&#E? )E5?/N! .b$ why are the nee s of some Christians not met2 3333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 ." 5ccor ing to / %ohn 1+B$ what oes !o say 'e will o when we confess our sins2 3333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 5re you aware of anything in your life that is not pleasing to !o 2 /f so$ confess your sin+ 5" 5gree with !o that what 'e has reveale to you as sin as sin" B" #han0 !o for 'is forgiveness on the basis of what Christ has one on the cross" C" )epent-change your attitu e an action" Confess your sin through prayer #a0e a few minutes an as0 !o to show you what is not pleasing to 'im" (rivately list these on a separate sheet of paper" Now pray an confess this sin" Claim the promise of / %ohn 1+B an write this verse across your sheet" #hen estroy your list" &(EC/>/C )EKAE&#& 1" 5ccor ing to %ames 7+.

11" Datthew :+: . . ./f / ha cherishe sin in my heart$ the Lor woul not have listene 1 but !o has surely listene an hear my voice in prayer". .5s0 an it will be given to you1 see0 an you will fin 1 0noc0 an the oor will be opene to you".< .5n we 0now that in all things !o wor0s for the goo of those who love him$ who have been calle accor ing to 'is purpose"." / #imothy ./f we confess our sins$ he is faithful an Hust an will forgive us our sins an purify us from all unrighteousness".Come$ let us bow own in worship$ let us 0neel before the Lor our Da0er". 1. =" / #hessalonians 9+1< . B" / %ohn 1+B .>or 'e is our !o 1 an we are the people of 'is pasture$ the floc0 un er his care"./ urge$ then$ first of all$ that reFuests$ prayers$ intercession an than0sgiving be ma e for everyone".B+11$1.(raise the Lor $ for the Lor is goo 1 sing praise to 'is name$ for that is pleasant" 7" / Chronicles . <" (salms ==+1< .Yours$ 4 Lor $ is the greatness an the power an the glory an the maHesty an the splen or$ for everything in heaven an earth is yours$ Yours$ 4 Lor $ is the 0ing om1 you are exalte as hea over all" Wealth an honor come from you1 you are the ruler of all things" /n your han s are strength an power to exalt an give strength to all". :" )omans <+.s will for you in Christ %esus".!ive than0s in all circumstances$ for this is !o .+1 ." (salms B9+: . *" (salms 1*9+* .B/BLE @E)&E& C4N#5/NE? /N #'/& LE&&4N 1" (salms B9+= . 9" (salms 1-=+1 .b .You o not have$ because you o not as0 !o ". 1-" %ames 7+.(raise the Lor " !ive than0s to the Lor $ for he is goo 1 'is love en ures forever".

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